Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly Pano: Windy Washoe Lake

This pic is from a while back touring in the Mt. Rose area.  It was a sunny day... but a windy one.  You can see Washoe Lake in the background which is known for it's wind (and thus a known spot for kiting) ... I haven't noticed it before, presumably because the lake varies greatly in size over the year.  It's max depth is 12ft!

Mark Twain once wrote:
"A Washoe wind is by no means a trifling matter. It blows flimsy houses down, lifts shingle roofs occasionally, rolls up tin ones like sheet music, now and then blows a stage-coach over and spills the passengers; and tradition says the reason there are so many bald people there is, that the wind blows the hair off their heads while they are looking skyward after their hats."

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